Crime (non-financial)
4th July 2019
A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s bid for a new trial, finding that misconduct by jurors during the Mexican crime lord’s drug trafficking case was not a reason to overturn their guilty verdict. Guzman sought a new trial in March after Vice News published an interview… Read More
3rd July 2019
José González Valencia is a man of many names. Among his comrades in the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most powerful and violent drug cartels in Mexico, he is known as Chepa, Santy, and El Camaron, or the Shrimp. He is also allegedly a member of the cartel’s… Read More
25th June 2019
AP — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics. Diack was head of the IAAF for… Read More
21st June 2019
Cambodia is not doing enough to combat human trafficking, the United States said on Thursday, leaving the Asian nation at risk of economic sanctions unless it takes firmer action. Corruption impedes law enforcement, prosecutions and provision of services to victims, the influential Trafficking In Persons report said, downgrading Cambodia from… Read More
20th June 2019
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday lost his final bid to avoid standing trial on charges of corruption and influence peddling, his lawyer said. Sarkozy is accused of offering to help a judge win a promotion in Monaco in return for leaked information. The case arose after investigators tapped… Read More
20th June 2019
British financial institutions are filing high volumes of low-quality suspicious activity reports (SARs) and are in need of further guidance on their compliance obligations, according to a report published Tuesday by the Law Commission. The study, which was conducted at the behest of the UK Home Office, concluded that only… Read More
19th June 2019
AP — Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners. Just hours after the social media giant unveiled early plans for the Libra cryptocurrency, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted that only governments can issue… Read More
18th June 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a U.S. list of countries that recruit child soldiers, dismissing his experts’ findings that a Saudi-led coalition has been using under-age fighters in Yemen’s civil war, according to four people familiar with the matter. The decision, which… Read More
17th June 2019
Some Hong Kong tycoons have started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to face trial in China for the first time, according to financial advisers, bankers and lawyers familiar with such transactions. One tycoon, who considers himself potentially politically… Read More
17th June 2019
The mayor of Nueva Concepcion, a town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, stands accused by prosecutors of drug trafficking and money laundering for Mexican cartels that use the coastal route to transport cocaine to the United States. Yet Otoniel Lima, who rides around his poor municipality of 130,000 people… Read More